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This paper looks at how Jerrold Packard's "Victoria's Daughters", examines the lives of the five daughters of Victoria, Queen of England: Vicky, Alice, Louise, Lenchen, and Beatrice. It examines how the book tells about each daughter and their families and concludes that it is a good book to read for learning more about the royal family in the 1800s, and the tragedies that can befall anyone, even the royal family.
From the Paper:"Packard focused on how even a royal family cannot escape tragedy. Tragedy will strike even the Queen of England, the most powerful woman in the world in the late 1800's. Her husband was taken from her on December 14, 1861, and then her third child, and second daughter was taken from her on December 14, 1878. Once Prince Albert died, Queen Victoria lived the rest of her life in a state of mourning, and allowed her days to be consumed with self-pity. Her sometimes aloof ways in raising her children would lead to her eldest daughter raising her children in the same aloof manner. This action would lead to Vicky's eldest son, Willy, to become quite harsh with his parents. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Packard, Jerrold. Victoria's Daughters. New Yo4rk City, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Cite this Book Review:
"Victoria's Daughters" (2008, January 21) Retrieved May 16, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/victoria-daughters-100664/
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